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This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

Chapter 10: Sexuality Education: International Policies, Global Developments, and Contemporary Research Perspectives

Sexuality Education: International Policies, Global Developments, and Contemporary Research Perspectives
Sexuality education: international policies, global developments, and contemporary research perspectives
Barbara Rothmüller Marion Thuswald

In the course of the twentieth century, sexuality education has become an important subject of national and international policies, geared towards the regulation of population growth and sexual health. From a global perspective, the discourses within and practices of sexuality education vary widely, ranging from discouragement to a pleasure-oriented affirmation of sexual activities, and from heterosexual relationship education and disease prevention to LGBTI support and human rights-based sex education. While we tried to cover a range of countries in the following overview of international sexuality education policies, we are aware that the chapter ...

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